Small Business
  • March 26 2020 How hospitality businesses can adapt to the coronavirus impact

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a global impact on the foodservice industry, Australian hospitality owners are encouraged to take some important steps to help them ride out the storm. Hospitality owners should be looking closely at their last P&L statement to see where the impact will be felt. If sales fall, how will Read More…

  • March 26 2020 Sole traders and the COVID-19 pandemic: The support available

    Last week we brought attention to the fact that sole traders had been missed out in the first stage of the stimulus package put forward by government during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Small Business and Family Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, called for more support for businesses that do not employ staff, saying they needed “income support Read More…

  • March 24 2020 Why does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) matter for businesses?

    What is CSR and why is it so important for businesses? With the ever growing social and environmental concerns of a business’ operations in contemporary society, there exists an inevitable pressure for businesses to consider what is known as the triple bottom line. In brief, the triple bottom line posits the interrelated significance of the Read More…

  • March 23 2020 Hospitality industry calls for Uber Eats to cut commissions

    There is no question that the hospitality industry has been left in disarray as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. One major factor that could balance the scales is a change in the 35% commission rate that UberEats, Deliveroo and Menulog are currently charging. One entrepreneur is paving the way for change, urging these Read More…

  • March 20 2020 The not-so-negative stories on COVID-19 that give us hope

    Many businesses are feeling the effects of COVID-19, and in mainstream media the negative ones have been extensively covered. We know that the global pandemic will have a detrimental impact on the economy, with the RBA making an unscheduled record-breaking interest rate cut yesterday and the government announcing a $17.6 billion stimulus package. As we Read More…

  • March 20 2020 Free resources and help for small businesses during COVID-19

    Many businesses are offering either free services or products during this challenging time that small businesses can take advantage of. These range from software, to forums to parent-specific tools. Please follow Dynamic Business for updates on these resources, which we will continually add to, and also for updates on the stimulus package and what you Read More…

  • March 17 2020 How the Hembrow sisters built a multi-million-dollar business empire

    The Hembrow sisters have established a highly marketable brand within a short timeframe of just three years, combining their skills to develop a multi-million-dollar global fashion, influencer, health and fitness business empire. Yet like any start-up venture, there are always lessons to be learnt along the way. Tammy Hembrow is one of Australia’s biggest influencers, Read More…

  • February 28 2020 Small businesses celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras 2020

    With Mardi Gras arriving in Sydney’s streets tomorrow, we wanted to take a look at how businesses are intertwining their brand with the LGBTQI+ campaign. Back even thirty years ago, businesses and big brands wouldn’t have engaged in what would have been considered a ‘controversial’ movement, but obviously now times have changed. We can see Read More…

  • February 27 2020 A guide to small business grants in Australia

    The economy needs the innovation, skills, goods and services and job creation generated by small business. As such, the government and other major players offer a myriad of funding opportunities, including grants, to support small business service provision. Small businesses are essential to big businesses with them relying heavily on small business to provide resources Read More…

  • February 26 2020 How Single Touch Payroll is affecting businesses now

    Now that Single Touch Payroll (STP) has been live for over half a year, we wanted to know – from the perspective of small business owners themselves – how the system is benefitting businesses. Dynamic Business has covered the roll out of Single Touch Payroll extensively, including a podcast with the ATO’s Jason Lucchese last Read More…

  • February 25 2020 “A sound and resilient SME sector” despite increase in company wind-ups

    Prushka Fast Debt Recovery has revealed, through data sourced from court records, that 953 businesses issued Notices of Winding Up Application during the Oct-Dec quarter. This figure increased 5 per cent compared to the July quarter, and by 6 per cent year-on-year. The Australian Taxation Office continues to be the largest petitioner, with ATO and other Read More…

  • February 18 2020 What the government tax exemption means for SMEs

    In the wake of the recent bushfires, a number of measures have been announced by government to help fire-affected small businesses, their owners and their employees to recover and rebuild – including tax exemptions and grants.  Crucially, whilst many of the grants and payments on offer would normally be regarded as taxable income (meaning that Read More…

  • January 28 2020 Boosting traffic and sales in-store – not just online

    There have been plenty of reports regarding the latest Black Friday sales breaking shopping records… However, this is not at physical stores, it’s online purchasing that continues to rise. So, how can retailers boost their physical in-store visits? Smart in-store analytics are helping retailers better understand customer counts and dwell times at their bricks-and-mortar sites, so Read More…

  • January 14 2020 Easy ways data may be leaving your organisation – without your knowledge

    Data privacy is a non-negotiable in today’s workplace. But data protection can be complex to implement and difficult to monitor risk, meaning that not all organisations have the capacity or the expertise to keep up to scratch. According to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), data breaches in Australia have increased by 700% Read More…

  • January 7 2020 Why small businesses need to take control of their energy management

    In Australia, we face some of the highest energy costs in the developed world and increasing energy prices are taking a toll on small businesses. In fact, energy costs and management has become one of the most significant challenges small businesses face. The problem is so pervasive that the Federal Government introduced an $11 million Read More…